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If Stranger Things is a big bowl of macaroni and cheese made with that lurid orange cheddar you can only get in America, Dark is a gamy Old World stew ladled out from a pot that has been bubbling away for centuries.
Dark encompasses all the connotations that come with its title, for better or worse. A German fairytale about humanity's reach and our desire to exceed it, the series can go lots of exciting places if it lands a season 2.
In place of the American show's ceaseless adrenaline rush, "Dark" offers a hushed, brittle artiness that will be familiar to fans of the French ghost story "The Returned" or the British-French thriller "The Missing."
Following the instantaneous success brought by the debut season of "Mindhunter" and the masterful season two of "Stranger Things," the streaming gargantuan is back at it again with their most morose and twisted series to date.
It's beautiful, mysterious, and a little bit maddening, and you'd want to take in every little second of the show even if it wasn't in German with English subtitles, because every aspect of it matters.
The producers of Dark have welcomed the Stranger Things comparison largely as a selling point, but the series pretty quickly establishes its own distinctive rhythms, while planting the seeds of an ambitious, densely woven mystery.